Stars' Jason Demers handed a two-game suspension

Dallas Stars defenseman Jason Demers has been suspended for two games for elbowing Nick Bonino in the face.

What It Means:

The NHL felt Demers' elbowing was worthy of supplemental discipline because of the "reckless nature in which it was executed and the force with which it was delivered." Demers had no prior history of fines or suspension, and Bonino appears to have escaped without a significant injury. Demers will be eligible to return on October 29.

We project Demers to post five goals and 19 assists the rest of the way. He had 4 goals and 17 assists last year and has never scored more than five goals in a season.